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Our team

All our staff are trained in the skills that is considered essential for working at the Cultural Travel Company.

We are proudly part of Martin Randall Travel and the departments within our office are interdependent, with many staff carrying out roles in more than one area of the business and for both brands.

Lou Furness

Lou Furness

Product & Operations Co-ordinator

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Lou Furness

Product & Operations Co-ordinator

Lou Furness studied Modern Languages & Cultures at Durham University, including a year abroad in Rome and Lugo (Galicia). Since graduating with Italian and Spanish, Lou has worked in a variety of capacities internationally - booking travel, organising events and managing projects.

Lou has visited over 30 different countries (and counting!) across the globe, keeping track with her Scratch Map. When on her travels, Lou particularly enjoys taking in the architecture, history and panoramic views.

Liz Brown

Liz Brown

Communications Manager

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Liz Brown

Communications Manager

Liz graduated from Cardiff University with a First in English Literature and Italian, and first worked for MRT on Italian tours and music festivals. She left to study for an MA in Broadcast Journalism and then returned to south Wales as news editor for a local radio station.  

Liz came back to MRT in 2010 to develop the walking tours programme and shortly after was appointed Marketing Manager. In November 2017 she was appointed Communications Manager, responsible for branding, press relations and communications across the MRT group. 

She lives in south London with her husband Carlo and son Leo who was born in January 2017. As a family they enjoy travelling widely - in October 2017 they spent a month travelling around India together, where a particular highlight was visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise.